A family run cafe, coffee shop, restaurant, commercial caterer and function room.
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Our opening times.
Tuesday to Friday
10:30am until 3:00pm
Saturday and Sunday
10:00am until 3:30pm
Whilst we are generally closed on Mondays, we do open on Bank Holidays.
Also we can open outside the above times for functions and prior arrangements.
So if you organise cycling events and wish to start from Portland Basin, why not arrange for the cafe to open earlier for you?
Holding a function or formal dinner? Ask how we can help.
Our room can host a variety of different events from formal dinners to more casual buffet dining.
The size and layout makes it a comfortable venue for groups of differing sizes. We regularly hold AGMs, special birthdays, retirement parties and funeral teas.
We also have a pleasant outside seating area overlooking the wharf and Peak Forest canal.
Ask how we can host your function.
Blend 34 coffee from Blue J Coffee
We have sourced what we think is the best tasting coffee around!
With it's deep flavour and pleasant taste this coffee is great either as an espresso, americano, cappuccino or with steamed milk.
We even sell it in retail bags of 250g or 500g for you to take home.
Choose either coffee beans or with two grades of ground coffee we've got you covered. Ask which is best for your brewing method!
Commercial buffet catering.
With a growing number of corporate clients check out what we can offer for your next food order.
Our current clients say that they are impressed with the quality of food we supply, the reliability of our service (still 100% reliable) and the ease of doing business with us.
Whilst we can pretty much supply what ever you require most orders fall into our standard and larger buffet choices.
Call us now to discuss your requirements, delivery options and minimum numbers.
Events and entertainment
Here at the Bridge View Cafe we hold a number of special events throughout the year.
Our evening events have a licensed bar available ask for details.
Our next event is a Classic and Vintage car show on Sunday the 29th July.
The Tame Valley Vintage and Classic Car Club will be holding their annual show here at the cafe.
The cars arrive from 10:00am and stay until about 2:30pm weather permitting.
Wander around and speak to the owners they are more than happy to talk about their cars and running such fantastic vehicles.
Once you've seen all the vehicles place your vote for best in show.
For your special day we can provide high quality hot or cold buffets for your guests.
We deal with each request uniquely and put together a buffet to meet your personal requirements. Where we can we also try to meet other requirements such as colour scheme, style, layout, timings and location.
Following an initial meeting where we identify your needs and explain what we can offer, we put together a bespoke catering buffet for your special day.
Ice cream from the New Forest
Delicious New Forest ice cream, we stock 8 of their flavours. With an additional special flavour, this is currently rhubarb and ginger with clotted cream
Enjoy single scoop waffle cones or tubs.
Double scoops of one or two flavours are available in tubs.
Double or triple scoop sundaes with all the trimmings are also available as a dessert in the cafe.